Fridge /frɪdʒ/

noun [C]

(1) a piece of kitchen equipment that uses electricity to preserve food at a cold temperature.

Here the fridge is appropriated as a vitrine, a display cabinet preserving the memory of once familiar objects, each with its own distinct voice. The clattering of heavy keys typing correspondence which will be received days later, and has been replaced by the immediacy of email. Whirring tapes play carefully choreographed recordings which have evolved into personal digital playlists heard through wireless earbuds while the click of the shutter captures portraits of others; the selfie still unimagined. The load of these mechanical devices has been replaced by the discreet digital smartphone and the iconic sounds of creation silenced.

Photographed and printed at almost life size (600mm x 900mm) and originally shown with accompanying sound piece.

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